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The Art of Communication
25 minutes | Nov 25, 2022
The Communication Expert Series: Shirley McGrath, one of Australia's top theatre producers
The Communication Expert Series: Shirley McGrath, one of Australia's most successful theatre producers.In this episode, Robin talks to Australian theatre producer, Shirley McGrath. Previously she was an actor, singer, and dancer. The so-called triple threat. Now she’s an international theatre producer, having produced shows on Broadway, in London, across Asia, and in her homeland Australia. I’ve heard it said, unofficially, that she is one of the ‘best dressed and most frightening women in theatre'!Join Robin and Shirley for this fun episode.
22 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
First Impressions. How important is it for us to make a good first impression? How harshly do we judge other people on the first impression they make on us? And is it possible to reverse a bad first impression? Join Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen for the 30th episode of this fun podcast.
22 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
And now it's time for Q + A
And now it's time for Q + A.So your presentation has gone well. But what happens afterwards if someone asks you a difficult question you don't the the answer to? Or nobody asks you a question at all? And how do you stop someone from talking too much and taking over the Q + A session entirely? Join Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen as they discuss these and other questions in another fun episode.
24 minutes | Aug 18, 2022
The Delicate Etiquette of Food at Work
The Delicate Etiquette of Food at Work.Is it acceptable to eat on a Zoom call, to slurp spicy foods at your desk or to crunch crisps in a business meeting? And what about formal lunches with clients or your boss? Join Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen as they tackle the delicate etiquette of food at work in another fun episode.
18 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
Socially Awkward Moments
Socially Awkward Moments.You know those socially awkward moments, when you just want the floor to open up so you can disappear. You're at a party and you forget someone's name. And then you have to introduce them to someone else. Whose name you also can't remember. You bump into your ex, and you have to meet their glamorous new partner. You're in a restaurant and you discover you've left your wallet at home. Then there's the awkward silence in a lift ...Join Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen as they tackle these and other awkward social moments, that we have all had, in another fun episode.
22 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
The Communication Expert Series: Gustav Fouche, one of London's top celebrity hairstylists
The Communication Expert Series: Gustav Fouche, one of London's top celebrity hairstylists.In this episode, Robin talks to one of London's most sought-after celebrity hairstylists, Gustav Fauche. From his stunning salon in Notting Hill, he's created looks for red-carpet events, TV commercials, and magazine covers. As well as looking after actors like Kate Hudson, singers like LeAnn Rimes ... and ordinary people like Robin! How much does hair affect our confidence? How can we deal with a bad hair day, especially if we have a hot date? And what should we do with our hair when we go for an important job interview? These and other questions are answered in this fun episode.
16 minutes | May 20, 2022
Going blank. What happens when you're giving a speech or going for a job interview and your mind goes blank? It's a horrible feeling. You can't even remember your own name! How can we prepare ourselves so this doesn't happen and how do we deal with it when it does? Join Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen as they discuss these and other questions in another fun episode.
21 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Difficult Conversations.We all have to have them. Most of us dread them and some of us put them off. How can we make them less difficult and less awkward? Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen answer these and other 'difficult' questions. The conclusion? More voice, less emoji! Join them for another fun episode.
26 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
Successful Job Interviews
Successful Job Interviews.In this episode, we look at how to be successful at a job interview. What should we say? Or not say? And how should we say it? How do we sell ourselves without looking desperate? How can we stay calm and relaxed? And can anyone become a successful interviewee? Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen answer these and other questions. Join them for another fun episode.
17 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
The Power of Storytelling
The Power of Storytelling.In this episode, we look at storytelling. Why do we love stories and why do they help make our messages more memorable? What's the best way to tell a story? Is there a magic formula? And can anyone tell a story? Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen answer these and other questions. Join them for another fun episode.
15 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Random Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness.In this episode, we look at why kindness, and especially random acts of kindness, help us connect with other human beings and communicate successfully with them. What can leaders do to build a 'kinder' culture? Is kindness important and relevant for companies at this time? Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen answer these and other questions. Join them for this heartwarming episode.
25 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
The Communication Expert Series: Josh Salzmann, legendary fitness guru and founder of Super A.
The Communication Expert Series: Josh Salzmann, legendary fitness guru and founder of Super A. Robin Kermode talks to Josh Salzmann, legendary fitness guru. Josh has been a fitness instructor for over 40 years. He is a published author and popular media commentator working with senior executives and leading entrepreneurs, members of the Royal family, sports personalities and actors such as Sir Kenneth Branagh, Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Pierce Brosnan. Together with John Cleese, Sir Paul McCartney and ... me! He is co-founder of Super A (supera.uk)
14 minutes | May 14, 2021
Wedding Speeches.Whether you're speaking at a wedding in person or remotely via Zoom, you probably want your speech to be emotional and you might want it to be funny, but you definitely don't want it to ruin the big day. So how can you make sure your speech lands well with the happy couple and goes down a treat? Join Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen for this special edition of The Art of Communication podcast on Wedding Speeches.
22 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
How to tell a joke
How to tell a joke.Can anyone be funny? What about timing? What if no one laughs?! When should you tell a joke? Should you laugh at your own jokes?! Is it best to tell jokes or funny stories? In this episode, we take a look at how to tell jokes and funny stories. Join Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen for this fun episode.
20 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Adapting your Style
Adapting your Style. Communication has dramatically adapted over the last year. How can we take advantage of this to make sure that our message lands with every audience, every time? Why might we need to adapt our communication style anyway? In which circumstances? In which ways? And how? In this episode, Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen discuss the subtleties of adapting your style.
17 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
What is Confidence?
What is Confidence?Almost all of us will feel a lack of confidence at some stage in our lives. It's a real and very human worry. Animals don't seem to have this doubt. It's unlikely that a leopard gets up in the morning asking, 'Am I a good leopard or a bad leopard?' Unless they sense an immediate threat, they just go, 'I'm a leopard!' Join us for this fun episode where we discuss what confidence looks and sounds like from a human point of view. And how we can start to build our confidence - even when we might not totally feel it?!
25 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
The Communication Expert Series: The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, former Rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of New Westminster
The Communication Expert Series: The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, former Rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of New Westminster.In this episode, Robin Kermode talks with The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, former Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver and Dean of New Westminster in the Anglican Church of Canada. Peter is a wonderful speaker and he shares his thoughts about confidence, engaging an audience, and how to speak with authenticity and humanity.
15 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Pitch Perfect. How you can make a pitch work for you so that it lands with your audience, every time - whether you are speaking face to face or via video conference? It's about the structure and the delivery. It's about making your client or your customer feel important. And it starts by making your pitch 'not sound like a pitch'!
28 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
The Communication Expert Series: Gitikka Ganju Dhar, India's most awarded live event host
The Communication Expert Series: Gitikka Ganju Dhar, India's most awarded live event host.In this episode, Robin Kermode talks with Gitikka Ganju Dhar, India’s most awarded TV and live event host. She’s an actor, orator, TV Anchor, Moderator, Voice Over artist, Live events MC, and now India’s most in-demand Virtual MC. She has shared platforms with Prime Ministers and Heads of State, she has received the Best TV Host for her award-winning TV cookery show and has hosted literally thousands of live events across the globe. Her awards include Live Artist of the Decade at the WOW Awards Asia, Best Live Host India, Best Female Anchor India and has been named by India Today as one of the top 100 Nation Builders in India.
15 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Sell by not selling
Sell by not selling. No-one likes being 'sold' to. In this episode, we look at how to sell without selling. Or rather how to sell without looking like we're selling. We should always be helping someone solve a need or a problem they have. That way we ask questions, we build trust and we sell without selling.
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